Today, uprising Australian death metallers Sarcophagum stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut EP, Conduits to the Underworld, at the Death Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Set for international release on September 12th via Nuclear WinterRecords, hear Sarcophagum‘s Conduits to the Underworld in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Sarcophagum spawned to life in the early half of 2021, during the time of the plague, as a side-project of Golgothan Remains members past and present. Their purpose? To provide a channel to explore new ideas and sounds in a studio-only setting. The dark death metal realm remains their primary influence, and the forthcoming debut EP, Conduits to the Underworld, is just the first taste of further impending death to come.
And what a taste it is: malevolent, martial, mesmerizing. Truly, this is twisted ‘n’ terrorizing death metal seemingly sent from a sepulchral cosmos, both impossibly massive in suffocating scope whilst eerily atmospheric, almost airy in its serpentine swirl. As such, Sarcophagum sound familiar and foreign simultaneously; death metal is undoubtedly the template, but the pieces binding it together are of a strange (and scourging) material. Each of the record’s three tracks emit epic sensations and yet almost race by with a palpitating swiftness, creating an engaging headfuck – Conduits to the Underworld, indeed!
In the leadup to its international release on Monday, hear Conduits to the Underworld in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of the Death Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Sarcophagum’s Conduits to the Underworld
1. Pits of Hate [5:04]
2. Netherengines [4:43]
3. Between Two Worlds [6:41]